Rhode Island Medical Society's Physician Health Program

(401) 443-2383
(401) 273-4001
405 Promenade Street
Suite A
ProvidenceRI 02908
United States


  • Kathleen Boyd, MSW, LICSW, Program Director
  • Susan E. Silvia, BS, Program Administrator
  • Herbert Rakatansky, MD, Chairman, Physician Health Committee
  • Martin Kerzer, DO, Vice-Chairman, Physician Health Committee

Program Structure

This program is operated by:

  • State medical society

Does this program have a formal contractual relationship with the state medical board?

  • No

Program Services

Types of disease, illness, or conditions monitored:

  • Substance Use
  • Mental health
  • Behavioral health problems
  • Sexual misconduct and/or boundary violations
  • Physical illness
  • Stress management

Populations served:

  • Physicians – MD
  • Physicians – DO
  • Families of physicians
  • Medical students
  • Dentists
  • Residents
  • Podiatrists
  • Physician assistants


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